Tracklist

Trumpeter Landfrey... 0:33
Translucent Carriages 4:00
Images Of April 2:38
There Was A Man 2:52
I Saw The World 3:24
Guardian Angels 3:00
Suzanne 4:54
Lepers And Roses 5:19
Florence Nightingale 0:15
Ring Thing 2:20

Versions (23)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1075 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album) ESP Disk 1075 US 1968 Sell This Version
1075 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album) ESP Disk 1075 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
888 802 TY Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album) ESP Disk 888 802 TY Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
888 802 TY, STL.5503 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album) ESP Disk, Fontana 888 802 TY, STL.5503 UK 1968 Sell This Version
1075 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album) ESP Disk 1075 US 1968 Sell This Version
1075 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album, Promo) ESP Disk 1075 US 1968 Sell This Version
1075 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album, TP) ESP Disk 1075 US 1968 Sell This Version
1075 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk 1075 US 1974 Sell This Version
PE 877.074 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album, RE, Blu) Pink Elephant PE 877.074 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
PE 877.074 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album, RE, Blu) Pink Elephant PE 877.074 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
PE 877.074 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album, RE, Pin) Pink Elephant PE 877.074 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
ESP 1075 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album, RE) Base Record, ESP Disk ESP 1075 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
GET 1010 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(CD, Album, Ltd) Get Back GET 1010 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
GET 1010 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album, RE, 180) Get Back GET 1010 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
ESP1075 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(CD, Album, RE) ESP-Disk', Abraxas (2) ESP1075 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
ESP-CD-5010 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(CD, Album, RE, Gat) ESP Disk ESP-CD-5010 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
GET 91010 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album, RE, Red) Get Back GET 91010 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
HYCA-2031 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(CD, Album, RE) Birdsong, Hayabusa Landings HYCA-2031 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
ESP 1075-2 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(CD, Album, RE) ESP Disk, ZYX Music ESP 1075-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
DRS 1004 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album) Direction Records (2) DRS 1004 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
1075 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album) ESP Disk 1075 US Unknown Sell This Version
ESP 1075 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk ESP 1075 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1075 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava(LP, Album, RP) ESP Disk 1075 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Razielek

Razielek

February 28, 2016
referencing Balaklava, CD, Album, RE, HYCA-2031
Is it the same remaster as the one on "The Complete ESP-Disk' Recordings"?
Bradx

Bradx

November 6, 2014
referencing Balaklava, LP, Album, 1075
Imo the best PBS album. The first was an incredible set of acoustic psychedelia but Balaklava managed to outdo it with its superior sequence of hallucinogenic folk songs. I've been listening to this album for over 30 years and still not plumbed its depths.

Translucent Carriages is dark and deep with its whispered vocals and heavy breathing. Images of April is the ultimate acid-folk construct with its artfully placed swamp noises (they aren't real birds or frogs you know*) and spiralling-into oblivion echoed vocals. Mesmerising stuff. Who knows what Lepers and Roses is about but it's sure got a good title.
I Saw The World is another psychedelic incantation but perhaps a little brighter in mood than the preceding songs I mentioned.

This incarnation of PBS was darker and heavier than subsequent records.... I mean - it's mainly acoustic folk music but the overwhelming impression is like something from the Brueghel painting that adorns the cover.... horror-filled miniatures on the futility of war. After this album Tom Rapp signed with Reprise, and later Blue Thumb, and created a marvellous series of deep and wise records.

* actually the sound effects WERE recorded in a swamp - but to me it was always like a paranoid LSD illusion.
speciallordb

speciallordb

September 8, 2014
referencing Balaklava, LP, Album, 1075
Sleeve printed in Canada does not make it a Canadian pressing. Often times Canada was the most affordable place to print up record sleeves, so loads of US labels did it this way.